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29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Seagrove Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description


Rent this adorable one or two bedroom designer beach plantation front cottage with private deck and yard. This is most likely one of the best PRIVATE & QUIET rentals close to the beach on the south side of 30A between the Seaside and Rosemary Beach! This pristine European style cottage has 10 foot ceilings, custom kitchen with granite countertops, marble floors, kingsize master bedroom, jacuzzi bathtub, gorgeous sunroom. TV's in every room, DVR / Internet/WIFI provided. A perfect beach retreat for you and your partner. Very quaint and romantic. Wrap around deck with a picnic table with umbrella, small grill, oversized beach chair and portable lounge chairs. Perfect for sun bathing. Beach Wagon available for the beach. Palm trees in front yard with private parking at end of no through way street.

Everyone loves the peace and quiet here. The home sits at the end of a no-throughway PRIVATE road but is still only 1.5 blocks from the beach on the South side of 30A just off of Eastern Lake Rd. It is also close to 30A bike path and Eastern Lake. One can rent bikes justblocks away on 30A. See photos for beach accesses which are at the end of the street on Eastern Lake Road. It is closer to the beach then when you stay at most of the seaside developments located on the south side of 30A! Come and enjoy!

Limited 3 guests.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Connie Carlberg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Connie Carlberg

I love living in Seagrove Beach especially at this corner near Eastern Lake. I enjoy taking photographs at the beach, traveling, painting, interior decorating, gardening or anything else that involves using one's creativity. I enjoy living a wholistic-healty lifestyle. I have a bachelors degree in fine art and have done the interior design makeover for my own home and for many commercial spaces as well. I live in the front main home and enjoy visiting friends living in Boulder Colorado. My phone is 850-585-2319.

Connie Carlberg purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Connie Carlberg chose South Walton

My plantation style home with palm trees in the front yard is located just two blocks from the beach/Gulf of Mexico at the end of a no through street on the South Side of 30A with its own parking.

What makes this cottage unique

Very private with wonderful palm trees in front yard, private deck off main kitchen. Open floor plan with high ceilings and light from every direction. Filled with original art, brick sunroom ad marble floors. Granite countertops in custom kitchen. Two bedrooms. One king size bed one double bed. Jacuzzi in bathroom which can be gotten to from each bedroom. Clean, modern and bright. VERY WELL MAINTAINED. Close to 30A bike path, restaurants, and just 5 minutes to the beach town of Seaside. The Sandestin Outlet Mall is only 15 minutes away. Other seaside towns such as Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest Community, and Gulf Place are just minutes away. Check out the amazing comments from all my guests!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your beautiful space was exactly what I needed to feel rested, inspired, and rejuvenated. Thank you for sharing it and for being such a wonderful host!
May 2016
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based on 29 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.724138 based on 30 reviews

Cottage Close to the Sea

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the 2 bedroom unit for three nights. The cottage is located at the end of a short road and is very private. Connie was very accommodating and allowed us to modify our reservation without incurring additional charges. She was also very helpful with local restaurant recommendations (note: if you go to Red Bar, bring cash as that is the only form of payment they accept - good food). The cottage was very clean and private. The short walk to the beach only took a couple of minutes and the beach wagon was a lifesaver for carrying chairs, umbrella etc. The beach is beautiful with wonderful white silky sand. This is a beautiful part of the Panhandle and I would highly recommend for couples or families.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, I am glad that you were able to make it to the Red Bar and to 30A. Yes,, cash only and 5 menu items at the Red Bar. Thank you for the great review. We try our best. Connie
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in the area for a wedding and this rental was perfect for the weekend. As described, it offered a large refrigerator, hot plate, outside grill, microwave and coffee maker. Who could ask for more for a couple who loves to dine out! Speaking of dining out, the location is an easy drive to many excellent 30A restaurants.

The layout is charming, as is the decorating. Upon entering the kitchen, one immediately feels relaxed, and it gets more cozy as one continues past the bathroom into the sleeping area with a bed with the most comfortable mattress. This rental was immaculate and the owner gave very concise directions for its use. Since we were busy with seeing the sights, eating out and attending wedding beach activities, we never used the beach area near this rental. This was also because the large outside deck in the well kept backyard, offered a delightful quiet spot to read and relax. We would definitely use this rental again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darlene for taking the time to post your thoughts. You are a great writer in fact! The way you described coming into the quaint colorful kitchen is exactly how I feel every time I enter and then walk around to the bedroom. I know that you have many other things to do so thank you for doing this. I do think it is an ideal place for two people and is close enough to the beach but protected from all the 30A traffic and activity to give a person a real beach experience. Please come again! Connie
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Perfect little spot

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay. The place was small and we spent the time we were there in the bedroom but it was charming, well decorated and we didn't need anything more than that. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I arrived at the property and were created by the owner. She was very kind and gave us information pertaining to the local area, shops, restaurants, and beaches. The exterior was well maintained and offered privacy. The interior was clean, beautifully decorated, and everything she described during our booking. There was also a number of books you could read.....Frank Sinatra's bio was the best. We had a wonderful time and will be back. It's perfect for a long weekend getaway, or a weekly vacation.

One more thing needs to be noted. On Saturday we drove 20 minutes to Panama City Beach for some snorkeling. Later that afternoon we received a text from Connie that she had placed our towels and a pair of flip flops inside the exterior closet as so they didn't get wet from the rain that was coming through. We also left our hair dryer and my girlfriend's curling iron. Connie called us and confirmed this and sent them to us via USPS at no charge. She went above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response. My philosophy in life is to "pay it forward". Everything seems to have gotten on such a "take" basis. Everything can't just be about money. I wanted to create a cozy, private romantic and affordable space where couples could enjoy a relaxing getaway. I try to stay in the background and I love the fact that the studio is like it's in it's own private world surrounded by yard and pines instead of constantly experiencing road traffic. Thank you both for coming. You were a delight to have and I do hope you will come back! Connie
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Great little getaway....

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I-- along with Chloe (our 16 year old small Lab) ) and Scout (our 11 mo. old Golden Doodle)-- enjoyed our stay at this cute little spot in Seagrove. We were quite familiar with 30A, but had never explored this tucked-away area of Seagrove/Eastern Lake. Connie has done a great job decorating and paid much attention to creature comforts/needs and was spotlessly clean (note: there is no stove/oven-- so you won't want to cook much-- microwave, toaster, coffee maker & blender, though). It IS cozy-- with a double bed and the only "lounging/eating area" is the deck, which was a lovely spot for breakfast and lunch, since we ate out at night. It was nice having a fenced in yard for the doggies (we were prepared for steps leading to deck/cottage entrance and had brought a harness to help Chloe navigate them). The guest house is connected to Connie's house, but was quite private... she was there and helpful to accommodate in any way. It's a couple of blocks to the beach-- we're used to that and rarely stay ON the beach-- and the beach wagon she provided made it easy to haul supplies to the beach and stay set up for the day (periodic walks back to the house to check in dogs, since they aren't allowed on the beach, as we were already aware of). Seagrove Mkt. is 2 miles away (good po boys & cold beer), which is a nice walk if it's not too hot, Publix groc. is just beyond there, and-- of course-- there are fabulous restaurants all along 30A to choose from (short drive). Once we got settled in to our space, we weren't ready to leave after our long weekend's stay... and the beach was perfect-- the weather, the water/waves. Great trip.

Thanks, Connie.... we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you were able to come. Yes, Seagrove Eastern Lake area is a very private corner on 30A and my studio is especially quiet. Great that you enjoyed using the beach wagon for all your needs! I am sorry you did not see the two electric stove burners for your use along with the full grill and gas burner. Everyone is different. The next couple who came enjoyed cooking all their meals in the studio kitchen. This beach studio is like a boutique hotel room with a love seat and separate kitchen. Please review photos before reserving. I'm glad that you loved it enough to want to come back!
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Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I arrived ( with our two small dogs) late one afternoon. Connie was there to greet us. She showed us around the property and gaves us ideas for our first nights supper. The apartment is cozy and beautifully decorated. The fenced in back yard made traveling with our dogs so much easier.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for coming. I love welcoming couples who radiate such brightness. I hope the comforts of my quaint space helped to rejuvenate you and provide the perfect place to just chill while enjoying the beauty of the beaches of South Walton. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International ECP
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Six Blocks
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Old Florida Fish House
Car: recommended

Shops, restaurants, bike paths, woods, grocery stores, beach just down the street, Seaside festivals, boating and fishing, pet friendly, state parks, outlet mall, lakes, kayaking, fitness center. You can rent bikes down the street.


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $105 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

3 BDRM PLAN INCLUDE STUDIO 6 max. Available July-October Cost $275 per night $1925 per wk plus $150 cleaning /$150 refundable deposit. Pet fee $15 nightly per dog

Payment Terms are: Full payment plus your refundable $100 damage deposit at the time of reservation. General Rate does not include taxes or cleaning fees. 75% refund up to two weeks prior to reservation date.

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Seagrove Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has marble floors and marble countertop. Full bath and shower with jacuzzi tub. Access available through hall for both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Beautiful king size bed in master bedroom and double bed in second bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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